Rene passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Estevan, SK at the age of 80 years.
Rene's memory will be forever cherished by his wife Mary; children, Linda (Ron), Sandy (Donna), Patricia (Ken) and Larry (Glenda); grandchildren, Stan, Carrie (Darcy), Lisa (Mark), Derik (Nathalie), Klint (Kristie), Krystle (Robert), Stacey (Levi) and Miranda; 17 great grandchildren; siblings, Ernie, Mary (Jack) and Don (Lorraine) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, Mary's family and many special friends.
Rene was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Elizabeth and grandson Kevin.
The Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of La Salette R.C. Church, Forget, SK with Rev.Yodel Cereno presiding. Interment took place at the Our Lady of La Salette Parish Cemetery with the lunch reception following at the Royal Canadian Legion, Stoughton, SK.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Stoughton & District First Responders, P.O. Box 282, Stoughton, SK, S0G 4T0 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan,1738 Quebec Avenue, Unit 26, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1V9.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral services, Estevan.
Words themselves cannot express the gratitude and appreciation Mary and family have in thanking all relatives, friends, neighbors and the community for all acts of kindness, sympathy, food, flowers, for the many cards and letters received following the loss of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather Rene Debusschere.
To everyone who attended the funeral service and kindly sent donations to the Stoughton District 1st Responders and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan a very grateful thank you!
Special appreciation goes to Reverend Y. Cereno, Sr. Jaqueline Lussier and Shannon Shakotko for the beautiful service, fitting tribute and songs and to the readers during the services.
Thank you to Hall Funeral Services for their professional and caring services throughout this very difficult moment in our lives.
And also a very special thanks to the Stoughton District 1st Responders, the doctors & staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Sun Country Health District for all their exceptional care and kindness to Rene during his illness which made such a difference when needed the most.